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Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

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Added: Tuesday, February 13, 2018


for the cake:
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for pans
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 cup strong coffee, cooled

for the frosting:
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup milk

1. Make cake: Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans. Line bottom of pans with parchment paper rounds; butter parchment. Set pans aside.
2. Heat butter and chocolate in a bowl set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until almost melted. Remove from heat; stir until completely melted.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, combine sour cream and eggs; whisk in coffee. Gradually add dry ingredients then chocolate mixture, stirring until just combined. Divide batter equally among prepared pans.
4. Place pans on same rack in oven; bake, rotating pans halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-25 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; run a knife along edge of cakes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely before spreading with chocolate frosting.

Chocolate frosting:
1. Make frosting: Heat chocolate and butter in a mixer bowl set over (not in) a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until almost melted. Remove from heat, stir until completely melted.
2. With mixer on low speed, add vanilla and salt. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar and milk in alternating batches beat until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes.
3. Frost dat bitch.

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45 minutes




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